Advice counsel (lawyers)

If you know someone in custody at a police lock-up who is awaiting a bail hearing, they can get legal advice over the phone during the evenings and on weekends and holidays.

Advice counsel services are available by calling:

1-888-595-5677 (no charge from anywhere in BC)

Hours:

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., weekends and statutory holidays

Lawyers do not conduct teleconference bail hearings.

Police should fax the proposed "conditions of release" to the lawyer at 1-866-639-5733.